Turnout mixed for walkout

A large percentage of students walked out of class today in Grandview and Mabton. Much smaller turnouts were found in Granger and Sunnyside.

March 14, 2018 12:11 p.m. read more..

Prosser School District plans safe schools program

The School District is organizing a community program on school safety for 6 p.m. Monday, March 19. The program will include information on "how our schools prepare for emergencies and what parents should do if a school emergency occurs," a release by district officials said.

March 13, 2018 1:34 p.m. read more..

Schools ready for walkouts

Area students who decide to walk out of class Wednesday will likely face different reactions from school officials, depending on whether they protest guns or focus on remembering students killed in the so-called “Valentine’s Day Massacre.”

March 12, 2018 11:38 a.m. read more..

Superintendent explains reasoning for backpack ban

Two days after more stringent backpack policies went into effect for Granger High School, the School District’s superintendent explained the decision more thoroughly. The revised backpack policy announced Monday prohibits high school students from carrying backpacks, purses and other non-transparent bags that could conceal weapons or drugs on campus.

March 7, 2018 7:06 p.m. read more..

Students urge lawmakers to pass gun-control regulations

More than 100 students from Seattle and Olympia area high schools rallied at the Capitol building in support of gun-control legislation. Partnering with the Alliance for Gun Responsibility on Tuesday, March 6, they called on lawmakers to pass Senate Bill 6620.

March 7, 2018 3:30 p.m. read more..

Granger High School bans backpacks

Granger High School students are being told to leave backpacks, bags and purses at home when they head to school. The School District announced Monday, March 5, that recent school threats prompted the decision to ban bags capable of carrying a concealed weapon.

March 6, 2018 6 p.m. read more..

Students charged in threats

Ian Padilla and Richard Sanchez, both of Sunnyside, and Randall Jake of Zillah have been charged with felony harassment for making threats against their schools.

March 6, 2018 6 p.m. read more..

WSU dining, housing costs to increase

Sending your teenager to college at Washington State University next fall? Prepare to pay more. The university Board of Regents voted last week to increase on-campus residence hall room and board 1.7 percent beginning with the Fall 2018 semester.

March 5, 2018 5:05 p.m. read more..

Bill would remove school district oversight of student journalism

Student journalists would no longer have to get approval from school district personnel before reporting on a story if amended Senate Bill 5064 is signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee. Sen. Joe Fain introduced the measure to extend 1st Amendment protections to student journalists. The measure cleared the state House of Representatives, 91-6, today, March 5. It previously passed the Senate, 43-5, in January.

March 5, 2018 4:29 p.m. read more..